80 Acres of 'Uh-Oh'
May 31, 2013
Someone’s slip is wreaking major havoc on the U.S. wheat market after GMO wheat was found on an Oregon farm. Since the announcement, Japan has suspended all wheat imports from the U.S. The seed was field tested but never approved for use in the states. Who woulda’ thought 80 acres of an "uh oh" could wreck the wheat market?
Japan’s snub was not projected in USDA’s Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade released yesterday, which forecasted record exports. Those across the pond and beyond are on the lookout for the scientific wheat.
Where’s the Beef?
Unfortunately, it won’t be on the grill for many across the country. Too bad high beef prices don’t correlate to profits for cattlemen.
Could the beef industry learn anything from Best Buy’s new branding strategy? Would this approach in grocery stores make beef the best buy? Wendy’s has another strategy in mind with this twisting marriage of tastes.
A Sweet Proposition
A company known for their chocolate is putting their money where their mouth is on foodborne pathogen research. This could mean more than a safer sweet tooth amid raw milk contamination issues for a Pennsylvania dairy farm. Despite the recent issues, Nevada is considering making raw milk legal to distribute.
The Smiths Next Door
Some Smithfield locals have mixed reactions on the new neighbors. Who else will benefit from the porky proposition? Here’s a little more reflection on the deal.
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